April 7, 2021

It is being reported that CBS has cancelled MacGyver after five seasons. The sad news comes ahead of action drama's upcoming finale on April 30, which will now serve as its series ender.

An updated take on the 1980s classic, the series was a surprise success for the network when it premiered in 2016. While initial expectations were decidedly low after an early panning by critics, viewers tuned in in solid numbers, helping CBS solidify its time slot over the course of its run.